Sun Giant (studio album) by Fleet Foxes

Sun Giant by Fleet Foxes
Year: 2008
Release date: 2008-04-08
Overall rank: 3,308th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 263 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2008 (50th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (591st)
Award Best albums of all time (3,308th)
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Sun Giant is ranked 5th best out of 8 albums by Fleet Foxes on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Fleet Foxes is Fleet Foxes which is ranked number 133 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,650.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 263 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.3/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.3.

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From 01/05/2020 04:36
As far as EPs go, this one's a winner. If you're a fan of Fleet Foxes, this is essential, and even if you're just a casual enjoyer of their music it's worth a listen, especially (but certainly not only) because of the standout track Mykonos. This EP offers most of what we've come to expect from the early FF catalogue: gorgeous harmonies, powerful instrumentation, and sincere and passionate vocals from frontman Robin Pecknold. It's far from their best work; the magic of songs like Drops In the River and English House doesn't have quite the impact or staying power of LP cuts like Ragged Wood or Sim Sala Bim. But the Fleet Foxes magic is still present, especially in the moments of simplicity on the record like the a capella harmonies in the aforementioned Mykonos or, well, the entirety of both the opener and closer. Sun Giant isn't going to knock you off your feet by any means, but it's a brilliant snapshot of who Fleet Foxes are as a band.

Note: I've had an account on this website for probably 4 or 5 years and this is my first ever comment! I'd like to do this more regularly so any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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95/100
From 06/28/2018 15:16
What an EP... 9/10.
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From 03/18/2017 01:58
What a stunning start to one of the most innovative folk acts of the century.
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From 09/04/2016 20:08
Nice and relaxing 18 min EP.
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From 08/26/2015 21:17
MYKONOS!!!!
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From 02/19/2015 19:25
Relaxing EP. Great for a quick listen on an easy day.
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From 12/20/2014 21:50
For 18 minute releases, it doesn't get much better than this. Mykonos is simply amazing, probably my favorite Fleet Foxes song. Sun Giant is an excellent song too, the other tree songs are very good
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From 08/01/2014 07:16
I'd highly recommend this EP to any true music lover.
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From 05/09/2014 09:09
The signs were here of the greatness that was to come. Mykonos is just amazing.
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From 03/14/2014 18:11
I love this EP. Drops in the River, English House and Mykonos might be my 3 favorite Fleet Foxes songs.
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